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Adam McKay
Adam McKay
(born April 17, 1968) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, comedian, and actor. McKay served as head writer for the NBC
NBC
sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
for two seasons. He directed Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys
The Other Guys
(2010), and Anchorman
Anchorman
2: The Legend Continues (2013). McKay has a creative partnership with actor Will Ferrell, with whom he has co-written and produced TV series' and films. The Big Short
The Big Short
(2015) was the first film McKay directed without Ferrell in the cast. Venturing into more dramatic territory, he was nominated for several awards including the Academy Award for Best Director
Academy Award for Best Director
and Best Adapted Screenplay and two British Academy Film Awards, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, with McKay and co-writer Charles Randolph winning Best Adapted Screenplay at each respective ceremony. McKay and Ferrell produced their comedy website Funny or Die
Funny or Die
and HBO's Eastbound & Down through their company Gary Sanchez Productions.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 Writing, acting and producing 2.2 Directing 2.3 Podcasting

3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television 3.3 Web

4 References 5 External links

Personal life[edit] McKay was born in 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a cocktail waitress mother and a bassist father.[1] He graduated from Great Valley High School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and attended Penn State and Temple University. McKay dropped out from the university a semester-and-a-half before he was set to earn his bachelor’s. He described it as, "settling with an imaginary degree”.[2] He is one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy group and a former performer at Chicago's Improv Olympic, where he was a member of the improv group, The Family, whose members included Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Neil Flynn, Miles Stroth, and Ali Farahnakian, and Child's Play Touring Theatre. While a member of the mainstage cast at Second City, he wrote and performed in that company's landmark revue, Pinata Full of Bees. In several politically charged sketches, McKay played characters like Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
as a substitute kindergarten teacher, and a hapless personnel manager trying to inform a corporate vice president (Scott Adsit) of some disastrous IQ test results without losing his own job. The latter performance was excerpted in Second City's 40th anniversary compilation. Mckay serves on the Creative Council of Represent.Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization.[3] McKay has an essential tremor,[4] a benign neurological disorder that sometimes causes shaking. He is a supporter of the Democratic Party. He endorsed Bernie Sanders for President of the United States
United States
in 2016,[5][6] and identifies as a Democratic Socialist. [7] In 1996, he married director Shira Piven, who directed the 2014 feature film Welcome to Me
Welcome to Me
starring Kristen Wiig. They have two children. His brother-in-law is actor Jeremy Piven.[8] Career[edit] Writing, acting and producing[edit] McKay originally auditioned for Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
to be an onscreen performer, but did not make the cut. However, the scripts he submitted to the long-running sketch show earned him a job as writer from 1995 to 2001, including two seasons as head writer. He also directed a number of short films for the show, including the original SNL Digital Shorts. McKay encouraged his Second City friend Tina Fey
Tina Fey
to submit some of her scripts to Saturday Night Live, and she later succeeded him as head writer on the show. Though McKay was never an actual SNL cast member, he did make several on-camera appearances over the years and had a recurring role as an obnoxious audience member named "Keith" who would often shout insults at the celebrity hosts during their opening monologue. Shortly after leaving SNL, McKay teamed up with comedian Will Ferrell to write the comedy films Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights
Talladega Nights
(2006), Step Brothers (2008) and The Other Guys (2010), all of which he also directed, produced and made cameo appearances in as an actor. In 2007, Ferrell and McKay launched the user-submitted comedy video site Funny or Die. A video on the site, titled The Landlord[9] features both him and his young daughter, Pearl, whom Ferrell and his wife bait to say curse words. Pearl also starred in a second video titled Good Cop, Baby Cop. Ferrell and McKay co-produce the HBO
HBO
series Eastbound & Down.[10] McKay was also one of the writers (of the story) for the feature film, The Campaign (2012), and produced the film Daddy's Home (2015), the latter of which re-united The Other Guys
The Other Guys
stars Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
and Mark Wahlberg, and was directed by Sean Anders. He also wrote the screenplay for and directed The Big Short
The Big Short
(2015), the feature film adaptation of Michael Lewis's book about the 2006–2010 financial crisis, and the build-up of the financial and credit bubble; the film starred Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei, and Byron Mann. He rewrote the script for the Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios
feature film Ant-Man (2015), which Peyton Reed directed. He also produced the films Land of the Lost (2009), The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009), The Virginity Hit
The Virginity Hit
(2010), Casa de Mi Padre (2012), Bachelorette (2012), Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012), The Campaign (2012), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), Tammy (2014), Welcome to Me
Welcome to Me
(2014), Get Hard
Get Hard
(2015), Sleeping with Other People (2015), Daddy's Home (2015), and The Boss (2016). In addition to Eastbound & Down, he has also produced the TV series Big Lake, the miniseries The Spoils of Babylon, and The Chris Gethard Show. Directing[edit] McKay has directed, and co-written with Will Ferrell, the feature films Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010), Anchorman
Anchorman
2: The Legend Continues (2013). He has also directed an "alternate film" about Ron Burgundy that is considered a companion to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) entitled Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004), which is made up mostly of alternative takes, deleted scenes and scrapped sub-plots from the original film strung together with a narrative. McKay directed and co-wrote with Ferrell the George W. Bush
George W. Bush
Broadway show, You're Welcome America. He produced the horror-action film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.[11] McKay is in talks to direct the remake of Uptown Saturday Night, with Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
and Will Smith. McKay directed the TV movie documentary Lifecasters (2013). He has directed a number of short films, including a good number of digital shots for Saturday Night Live, and the short videos The Landlord and Good Cop, Baby Cop
Good Cop, Baby Cop
for Funny or Die
Funny or Die
that star his daughter Pearl. Among the other short films he has directed include The Procedure (2007) starring Will Ferrell, Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
and Andy Richter, Green Team (2008) starring Ferrell, John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly
and himself, and the K-Swiss
K-Swiss
commercial, Kenny Powers: The K-Swiss
K-Swiss
MFCEO (2011), starring Danny McBride
Danny McBride
as Kenny Powers from Eastbound & Down, which he co-produces with Ferrell and has also directed an episode of ("Chapter 5", Season 1, Episode 5). He directed and wrote the feature film adaptation of the Michael Lewis non-fiction book The Big Short, released in 2015. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director
Academy Award for Best Director
and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work in the film, winning his first Academy Award following his victory in the latter category. In 2016, he and co-writer Charles Randolph received the USC Scripter Award. In 2016, he became attached to the superhero film Irredeemable
Irredeemable
based on the comic of the same name by Mark Waid.[12] McKay will team-up with Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
for a biographical film titled Bad Blood which tells the story of Entrepreneur, Elizabeth Holmes, it is currently in development and will be produced by Legendary Pictures
Legendary Pictures
and released by Universal Pictures[13][14][15] Podcasting[edit] From November 2015 until October 2016, McKay hosted the science/comedy podcast Surprisingly Awesome with Adam Davidson, produced by Gimlet Media.[16] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Credit Notes

Director Producer Writer Actor

2002 God Hates Cartoons

Yes Role: Uncle Gabby

2003 Pushing Tom

Yes Role: The Boss

2003 Felicia and the Great Quebec

Yes Role: Big Dick Cash

2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Yes

Yes Yes Role: Custodian

2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Yes

Yes Yes Role: Custodian

2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Terry Cheveaux

2008 Step Brothers Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Man without Glasses

2009 Land of the Lost

Yes

2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Yes

2010 The Other Guys Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Dirty Mike

2010 The Virginity Hit

Yes

2011 Casa de Mi Padre

Yes

2012 Bachelorette[17]

Yes

2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Yes

2012 The Campaign[18]

Yes Yes

Story writer

2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Yes

2013 Anchorman
Anchorman
2: The Legend Continues Yes Yes Yes

2014 Tammy

Yes

2014 The Yes Men Are Revolting

Yes

2014 Welcome to Me

Yes

2015 Sleeping with Other People

Yes

2015 Get Hard

Yes Yes

Story writer

2015 Ant-Man

Yes

2015 The Big Short Yes

Yes

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay USC Scripter Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated—Academy Award for Best Director Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Direction Nominated—Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay

2015 Daddy's Home

Yes

2016 The Boss

Yes

2016 Grimsby

Yes

2017 Oh Lucy!

Yes

2017 The House

Yes

2017 Daddy's Home 2

Yes

2018 Holmes and Watson

Yes

In post-production

2018 Ibiza

Yes

In post-production

2018 Backseat Yes Yes Yes

In post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Credit Notes

Director Producer Writer Actor

1995–2001 Saturday Night Live Yes

Yes Yes

2007 Human Giant

Yes Role: Alan Harkett (voice) Episode: "24 Hour Marathon"

2009–2013 Eastbound & Down Yes Yes

2010 Big Lake

Yes

2010–2011 Funny or Die
Funny or Die
Presents Yes Yes Yes

2013 Lifecasters Yes

Television film

2013–2017 Drunk History

Yes

2014 The Spoils of Babylon

Yes

Miniseries

2014–2015 Bad Judge

Yes

2015 A Deadly Adoption

Yes

Television film

2015–2017 The Chris Gethard Show

Yes

2017 No Activity

Yes

2017 I'm Sorry

Yes

2017 I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman

Yes

2018 LA to Vegas

Yes

2018 Succession Yes Yes

Web[edit]

Year Title Credit Notes

Director Producer Writer Actor

2007 The Procedure Yes Yes Yes

2007 The Landlord Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Friend

2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Policeman

2008 Green Team Yes Yes Yes Yes Role: Erin Gossamer

2008 Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad

Yes Yes

2008 Ron Howard's Call to Action

Yes Yes

2008–2016 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Yes

2010 Presidential Reunion

Yes

2010 Will Ferrell's NYPD Recruitment Video

Yes

2011 A Public Statement from Anthony Weiner's Penis

Yes

2014 COPS: Ferguson

Yes

2015 Mexican Donald Trump

Yes

2017 The President's Sun

Yes

References[edit]

^ "Men in Blue, Under Arrested Adolescence". The New York Times. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 2016-09-14.  ^ Maehrer, Avery (12 December 2013). " Anchorman
Anchorman
director Adam McKay reflects on Philly past". The Temple News. Retrieved 2014-03-18.  ^ "About Represent. Us". Retrieved 2016-07-08.  ^ Goodyear, Dana. "Hollywood Shadows". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2014-04-15.  ^ " Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
Among Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
Celeb Supporters". Retrieved 2016-03-24.  ^ "Artists for Bernie - Bernie Sanders". Retrieved 2016-03-24.  ^ https://twitter.com/ghostpanther/status/926497501435150336. Retrieved 2017-11-21.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ " Shira Piven
Shira Piven
IMDB: Biography". Retrieved 2014-09-12.  ^ " Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
and Pearl in The Landlord".  ^ Hotz, Amy (2008-10-21). "StarNewsOnline.com". StarNewsOnline.com. Retrieved 2013-05-16.  ^ "'Twilight' Stars Offered Roles in 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters', Bloody-Disgusting.com ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (5 May 2016). "20th Century Fox Taps BOOM! Superhero Tale 'Irredeemable'; Adam McKay
Adam McKay
Helms, Tommy Wirkola Scripting". Retrieved 2016-09-14.  ^ Jr, Ali Jaafar,Mike Fleming (June 21, 2016). "'Bad Blood' Bids Mobilize for Jennifer Lawrence- Adam McKay
Adam McKay
Package: 9 Offers". Deadline. Retrieved June 25, 2016.  ^ "Elizabeth Holmes Movie to Star Jennifer Lawrence". ComingSoon.net. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.  ^ Jr, Ali Jaafar,Mike Fleming (June 23, 2016). "Legendary Wins Jennifer Lawrence- Adam McKay
Adam McKay
'Bad Blood' Auction". Deadline. Retrieved June 25, 2016.  ^ "New Podcast: Surprisingly Awesome". Gimlet Media. Gimlet Media. Archived from the original on 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2015-11-03.  ^ allenmck (6 September 2012). " Bachelorette (2012)". IMDb.  ^ nama chakravorty (10 August 2012). "The Campaign (2012)". IMDb. 

External links[edit]

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Adam McKay
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Adam McKay

Films written and directed

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Step Brothers (2008) The Other Guys
The Other Guys
(2010) Anchorman
Anchorman
2: The Legend Continues (2013) The Big Short
The Big Short
(2015) Backseat (2018)

Films written

The Campaign (2012) Get Hard
Get Hard
(2015) Ant-Man (2015)

Related

The Landlord (2007 short film) Funny or Die Gary Sanchez Productions

Awards for Adam McKay

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Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

1928–1950

Benjamin Glazer (1928) Hanns Kräly (1929) Frances Marion
Frances Marion
(1930) Howard Estabrook
Howard Estabrook
(1931) Edwin J. Burke (1932) Victor Heerman
Victor Heerman
and Sarah Y. Mason
Sarah Y. Mason
(1933) Robert Riskin
Robert Riskin
(1934) Dudley Nichols (1935) Pierre Collings
Pierre Collings
and Sheridan Gibney (1936) Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, and Norman Reilly Raine
Norman Reilly Raine
(1937) Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Arthur Lewis, W. P. Lipscomb, and George Bernard Shaw (1938) Sidney Howard
Sidney Howard
(1939) Donald Ogden Stewart
Donald Ogden Stewart
(1940) Sidney Buchman and Seton I. Miller (1941) George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, and Arthur Wimperis (1942) Philip G. Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, and Howard E. Koch (1943) Frank Butler, and Frank Cavett (1944) Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) Robert Sherwood (1946) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

Harry Brown and Michael Wilson (1951) Charles Schnee (1952) Daniel Taradash (1953) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1954) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1955) John Farrow, S. J. Perelman, and James Poe (1956) Carl Foreman
Carl Foreman
and Michael Wilson (1957) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958) Neil Paterson (1959) Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
(1960) Abby Mann (1961) Horton Foote (1962) John Osborne
John Osborne
(1963) Edward Anhalt (1964) Robert Bolt (1965) Robert Bolt (1966) Stirling Silliphant (1967) James Goldman (1968) Waldo Salt (1969) Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1970) Ernest Tidyman (1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975)

1976–2000

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1976) Alvin Sargent (1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Alvin Sargent (1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Peter Shaffer (1984) Kurt Luedtke (1985) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
and Mark Peploe (1987) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1988) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Ted Tally (1991) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Eric Roth (1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Bill Condon (1998) John Irving
John Irving
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000)

2001–present

Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) Ronald Harwood (2002) Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
(2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) Chris Terrio (2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Graham Moore (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1983) Bruce Robinson
Bruce Robinson
(1984) Richard Condon and Janet Roach (1985) Kurt Luedtke (1986) Claude Berri
Claude Berri
and Gérard Brach (1987) Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière
and Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
(1988) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1989) Nicholas Pileggi
Nicholas Pileggi
and Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Dick Clement, Roddy Doyle
Roddy Doyle
and Ian La Frenais (1991) Michael Tolkin
Michael Tolkin
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Paul Attanasio
Paul Attanasio
(1994) John Hodge (1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
and Craig Pearce
Craig Pearce
(1997) Elaine May
Elaine May
(1998) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Roger S. H. Schulman and Joe Stillman (2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
and Donald Kaufman (2002) Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
and Fran Walsh (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) Jeremy Brock and Peter Morgan (2006) Ronald Harwood (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan (2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan
and Jeff Pope
Jeff Pope
(2013) Anthony McCarten (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Luke Davies
Luke Davies
(2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay

Screenplay (1995–1996, 2001–2008, retired)

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2002) Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008)

Screenplay, Original (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1997) Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
and Marc Norman (1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
/ Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

Screenplay, Adapted (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Smith (1998) Frank Darabont
Frank Darabont
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin (2011) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn
(2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Eric Heisserer (2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Adapted Drama (1969–1983, retired)

Waldo Salt (1969) Robert Anderson (1970) Ernest Tidyman (1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1976) Denne Bart Petitclerc
Denne Bart Petitclerc
(1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Alvin Sargent (1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) Julius J. Epstein (1983)

Adapted Comedy (1969–1983, retired)

Arnold Schulman (1969) Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1970) John Paxton (1971) Jay Presson Allen
Jay Presson Allen
(1972) Alvin Sargent (1973) Lionel Chetwynd and Mordecai Richler
Mordecai Richler
(1974) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1975) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
and Frank Waldman (1976) Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1977) Elaine May
Elaine May
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
/ Bernard Slade (1978) Jerzy Kosiński
Jerzy Kosiński
(1979) Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker
Jerry Zucker
(1980) Gerard Ayres (1981) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983)

Adapted Screenplay (1984–present)

Bruce Robinson
Bruce Robinson
(1984) Richard Condon and Janet Roach (1985) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1986) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1988) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Ted Tally (1991) Michael Tolkin
Michael Tolkin
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Eric Roth (1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Frank (1998) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) David Hare (2002) Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) Chris Terrio (2012) Billy Ray (2013) Graham Moore (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Eric Heisserer (2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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